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lynx-dev Lynx segfault while using image viewers (4)

From: Philip Webb
Subject: lynx-dev Lynx segfault while using image viewers (4)
Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2002 06:45:44 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i

020101 Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 01, 2002 at 05:54:56AM -0500, Philip Webb wrote:
>> further to my earlier message today,
>> i've tested a few possibilities, with an interesting result:
>> if i start Lynx with the cartoon as startfile (in a local directory), 
>> if refuses with the following messages:
>>   sh: -c: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token `&)'
>>   sh: -c: line 1: `kview /tmp/Q8dVsn/L2125-398TMP.gif &)'
> which lynx version, and what url?

same version as before, 2-8-4dev.19 ;
the URL is a local file: `lynx test1.gif'.

the point of this message was the peculiar set of lines issued by Lynx.

> I haven't encountered any problems with viewing images for some time.

so it's not something which might have been cured by 2-8-5dev.5 .

and re your reply to my (1): yes, that's the cartoon in question
(it's actually worth adding to my collection apart from the problem (smile)).

>>   kview /tmp/Q8dVsn/L2125-398TMP.gif &)
>>   lynx: Start file could not be found or is not text/html or text/plain
>>         Exiting...
>> it will be noticed that the first 2 lines are the same
>> as those in my earlier message, when Lynx crashed in flight.
>> here for some reason, it tries to start  kview ,
>> THEN decides the startfile isn't of the correct type, which is odd.
>> i also tried a simple file with a link to a mutilated jpg/gif file
>> to test the possibility of defective downloads confusing Lynx:
>> Lynx refused to follow the link with various sensible explanations,
>> depending on the nature of the mutilation.

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